53 min

Raelene Castle talks about inclusive and empathetic leadership, building resilience, and how to wade through challenges to navigate your own path to success Outside the Lanes with Sophie Pascoe

    • Society & Culture

Raelene Castle is no stranger to criticism, sexism, and media pressure, and after a tumultuous ride with Rugby Australia, Raelene is enthusiastic about her role as CEO of Sport NZ.  


 Raelene lives by a strong philosophy that learning, in any capacity, is beneficial for navigating through the highs and lows of following opportunities. The experiences, or “battle scars”, help to build resilience, empathy, and loyalty.  Raelene and Sophie discuss personable traits to leadership and why women in general need to match their male counterparts by confidently taking a leap of faith by saying ‘yes’ to opportunities. Raelene often comes back to her core values of bravery, honesty and good manners, and how these attributes play a key role in approachable and authentic leadership.


 Raelene is calm and considered. She sleeps at night knowing she’s put forward her best work, and outside of her demanding role as a top sports executive, she enjoys sitting around the table with loved ones enjoying a glass of wine and great food. What motivates her on a daily basis is the role that sport plays in bringing communities together, wherever you are in the world, and the lifelong friendships that are formed as a result.


 Diversity and inclusiveness are key themes in this episode, and Raelene is passionate about ensuring Sport NZ is representative of all New Zealanders. As a female leading in a male-dominated industry; who is part-Maori of Ngāpuhi descent; and who lives with alopecia areata, Raelene is a role-model to many. She is focused on ensuring that equal opportunities exist for everyone. 


 This podcast is rich with valuable insights that are relatable to anyone, whether you play sport or not, are in a leadership role or not, it’ll leave you feeling inspired. All the best, Raelene, as you embark on this new journey.

Raelene Castle is no stranger to criticism, sexism, and media pressure, and after a tumultuous ride with Rugby Australia, Raelene is enthusiastic about her role as CEO of Sport NZ.  


 Raelene lives by a strong philosophy that learning, in any capacity, is beneficial for navigating through the highs and lows of following opportunities. The experiences, or “battle scars”, help to build resilience, empathy, and loyalty.  Raelene and Sophie discuss personable traits to leadership and why women in general need to match their male counterparts by confidently taking a leap of faith by saying ‘yes’ to opportunities. Raelene often comes back to her core values of bravery, honesty and good manners, and how these attributes play a key role in approachable and authentic leadership.


 Raelene is calm and considered. She sleeps at night knowing she’s put forward her best work, and outside of her demanding role as a top sports executive, she enjoys sitting around the table with loved ones enjoying a glass of wine and great food. What motivates her on a daily basis is the role that sport plays in bringing communities together, wherever you are in the world, and the lifelong friendships that are formed as a result.


 Diversity and inclusiveness are key themes in this episode, and Raelene is passionate about ensuring Sport NZ is representative of all New Zealanders. As a female leading in a male-dominated industry; who is part-Maori of Ngāpuhi descent; and who lives with alopecia areata, Raelene is a role-model to many. She is focused on ensuring that equal opportunities exist for everyone. 


 This podcast is rich with valuable insights that are relatable to anyone, whether you play sport or not, are in a leadership role or not, it’ll leave you feeling inspired. All the best, Raelene, as you embark on this new journey.

53 min

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